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Wednesday is a coming-of-age supernatural mystery comedy that centres on Wednesday Addams’(Jenna Ortega) time at Nevermore Academy, where she endeavours to master her psychic abilities.

A sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting character’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Her attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. This series reminds me of the popular Harry Potter franchise, both having something similar but with some differences.

Wednesday’s ability to see past and future visions gave a lead in mastering the solution to a serial killer monster who has been ravaging the community even before her arrival at Nevermore. Not too common personalty made her have problems with people. Frequently referred to as a freak, which in turn, made her switches schools often. A move to release piranhas into the school’s swimming pool got her expelled, thereby attacking some bullies who bullied her younger brother. This made her parents send her to Nevermore Academy. It was at Nevermore that her true destiny unfolds bit by bit and scenes by scenes. She got into various troubles, made some enemies who later fall in line with her mission, thereby, becoming distance friends.

Without any argument, Wednesday Addams will make a good detective in reality. Her investigative prowess made her ventured into the adventure of revealing the mysterious character who turned out to be a hyde. A person she had already fallen in love with and given her first kiss to. As each episodes unfold, it occurred that the hyde(a creature like goblin, who can transform back and forth into a human, like a werewolf) is been controlled by a lady, Marilyn Thornhill(Christina Ricci) whose ancestors had a score to settle with then outcasts, and more importantly, Goody Addams, a direct ancestral lineage to Wednesday Addams.

The series is based upon the character of Wednesday Addams, from the popular cartoon family, “The Addams Family.” They first appeared in a collection of cartoons. Some of which were printed in The New Yorker for 50 years, beginning in 1938. They were later on transformed into other forms of media, including film, television, video games, comics, a musical, and merchandise.

The series is an excellent crime, drama, mystery and adventurous series. Having other directors aside from Tim Burton makes it stand out amongst other series from the platform. Other characters in the series are: Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane as Donovan Galpin, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus, Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger.

The two other directors are: Gandja Monteiro and James Marshall.

The series feels so so good that we will be rating 4.5/5stars. If you will like to see some of our reviews, you can click here. Thank you for reading through.

Olayinka Johnson is a Nigeria born Filmmaker, Film lover, Film critic, 3d artist and an Animator. Born and bred in the heart of Lagos during the mid 80’s. His love for story telling made him ventured into the act of Filmmaking thereby learning from the Industry expert. He has worked on various productions(Musical videos, TV Programs, and Films) as a hired crew member and have also produced and directed some Short Films for himself.

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